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Re: [TSVN] Locked overlay

From: SteveKing <stefankueng_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-04-14 08:46:28 CEST

2005/4/14, Molle Bestefich <molle.bestefich@gmail.com>:
> SteveKing wrote:
> > Molle Bestefich wrote:
> >> Taking over an attribute that's used for a ton of things and then
> >> relying on it to never change beyond what you do to it - that's just
> >> broken by design.
> >>
> >> I surely hope you're not serious that SVN will die if a file is read-only.
> >
> > Well, what should Subversion do? If a file is readonly and an update
> > should change that file, it can't. So it *has* to throw an error.
> My understanding is that, technically, it can.
> What makes you think that it's impossible?

I wasn't saying it's impossible. I was saying that if a file is write
protected, then an application isn't allowed to write to that file -
and Subversion then has to throw an error.
Sure, an app could simply change the readonly attribute, but I would
call that very bad behaviour!


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